Gary Schulz will be the new chief executive officer of the California Association of Pest Control Advisers (CAPCA), effective Feb. 1.
Schulz suceeds CEO Terry Stark, who retires after 10 years as leader of the statewide organization.
Schulz previously served as president and general manager of the Raisin Administrative Committee (RAC), a federal and state marketing order responsible for program research, marketing, and compliance with the orders.
Prior to his six years with the RAC, Schulz managed the International Agri-Center and World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif. from 1990-2005.
CAPCA represents 75 percent of the 4,000 California EPA-licensed pest control advisers (PCAs) that provide pest management consultation for the production of food, fiber, and ornamentals.
According to CAPCA, its purpose is to serve as a leader in the evolution of the pest management industry through the communication of reliable information.
The organization focuses on the professional development and enhancement of members' education and stewardship which includes legislative, regulatory, continuing education, and public outreach activities.